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RECYCLED

Nektar

 

Psychedelic/Space Rock

3.76 | 212 ratings

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ZowieZiggy
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3 stars So far in their career, I only liked the first two albums from "Nektar". Some weak studio as well as live releases IMO. Mostly because they abandoned the great psyche / sapce rock music of their debut. At the end of the day, "Nektar" is categorized as such on PA, so ...

I wouldn't say that "Nektar" fully renew with their past, but "Recycled" sounds much better to my ears than anything between "Sounds Like This" and "Down To Earth". The ecological theme of the album is way before today's concern of how bad we have handled the planet, well thought "Nektar".

The first four songs are really good and are a mix of their adventourous psyche music combined to a more poppish sound. Most of the (short) songs are more-rock oriented until "Sa§ Paulo". It starts almost like in the good old days (space-rock, I mean) but will turn into an awful synthetic pop after two minutes. Really bad. This song would have been cut after 1'50". The funky / soul beat is back again. And it is brought over for "Costa Del Sol". But a little more jazzy.

I am aslo rather mixed about "Moses". Same beat for most of it. If only it could have been more int thestyle of the spacey finale.

It's a real shame that the album changed direction from "Sa§ Paulo" through "Moses". It could have been a better album. I will upgrade it to three stars thanks to "It's All Over" which is a good and emotional closing number.

ZowieZiggy | 3/5 |

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